Some people out there have told me that they have had a hard time finding low carb tortillas at stores in their area. Well, the good news is, Target's food brand of Market Pantry now has low carb tortillas. And you can find Target almost anywhere in this country. They aren't too bad either. At 6g a tortilla they are pretty good and big too. They aren't the most natural of low carb tortillas, but its the only choice you have at a store like Target. The great thing is, one tortilla is definitely big enough for a wrap or burrito. Look for them near the rest of there tortillas and mexican foods.
My wife and I love breakfast. On days that we have off together we make it a point to get up and cook a nice big breakfast together of eggs, sausage or bacon, or even pancakes. However sometimes breakfast can get stuck in a little bit of a rut. We decided to try to mix things up a little and get creative with two super easy things. You could say that these ideas came loosely based out of a traditional breakfast my mom makes. On holidays my Mom makes a savory egg bake and home made caramel rolls which go great together. Its one of my favorite things. But both items have a ton of carbs in them. In an effort to come up with something that was both savory and sweet heres what we discovered.
Low Carb Sausage & Egg Breakfast Muffins with Sweet Cinnamon Crisps
We found our breakfast muffin recipe on-line and tweaked it a bit. We only needed 9 eggs.
1/2 pound ground pork sausage
12 eggs, beaten
1/2 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers, drained
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 muffin cups.
2. Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, chiles, onion, garlic powder, salt pepper and sausage; mix well. Spoon 1/4 cup of sausage mixture into each prepared muffin cup.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until egg has set and a toothpick inserted into each 'muffin' comes out clean.
These were super yummy, and really easy to make. I enjoyed mine with a little hot sauce. We had some left over that we put in the fridge and had later and they were still good. Almost like mini low carb quiches. The great thing is, you could really do whatever ingredients you wanted. Peppers, onion, ham, spinach or whatever. Everyone could make their own kind. Could be a fun group breakfast to make.
To get something sweet to pair with our muffins we decided to take a couple low carb tortillas, butter them and cover them in Splenda and cinnamon. We placed them on a cookie sheet in the oven and let them go until they we nice an crispy. Very yummy and a nice treat to have with breakfast. Only carbs involved were what was in the tortilla. They tasted great with our french press coffee too.
Easy, and fun. That's how we like to cook. And it made for a great new breakfast experience.
If you have been following my blog at all you probably have realized that I am a huge fan of the low carb tortillas. They are just such an easy tool to use for someone who is in a hurry and needs something to hold a low carb meal together. And at four carbs a tortilla who can complain?
The other day we made Meatball pizza wraps using Turkey meatballs and the low carb wraps. Just heat up the following inside for a delicious quick treat:
Shredded Mozzarella cheese
So, after the discussion of sausage and brats in the last post I got inspired to get a little crazy. Why not, it's an American tradition to load up your dog and Its pretty easy to do. Why go pay a bunch for one of those fancy gormet dogs out of a food truck when you can make one at home that low carb and just ast tasty?
Low Carb Santa Fe Double Wrapped Brats
What you need:
Sliced Bell Peppers
Shredded Cheese (pepper jack is great)
Low Carb Tortillas
1. Get yourself some brats, You can pick the flavor depending on your taste buds, but I went with the traditional stadium brats. Now wrap those suckers up with some bacon. Do it at an angle and you can use 1 strip per brat. Use a toothpick to make sure the bacon does not fall off while being cooked.
2. Start cooking those brats, Make sure your watching them though cause the grease from the bacon can cause them to cook fast at a certain point.
3. Add some sliced bell peppers and Onions to your pan. The bacon grease will cook these and help caramelize them with lots of flavor.
4. When the brats are looking brown and the bacon is crispy they are done. Remember, you are technically only cooking the bacon on one side, so if its not cooked long enough, your going be eating very undercooked bacon. Its better to cook longer than shorter. But be careful not to burn them too, Keep turning them.
5. When they are done, set them in your low carb tortilla. Drop your caramelized peppers and onions in there and top with some shredded cheese and sour cream. Roll it up and enjoy.
Carbs - 9
Dietary Fiber - 1
Net Carbs - 8
Tuna Melts are easy simple and quick. Everything I believe in here at PMA. I like to cook, but anything that takes too much time begins to turn me off of the process. time is money people. Tuna melts are pretty low carb to begin with too. If it wasn't for the bread they are on they would be perfect. Well, here is an easy way to enjoy it still with an easy low carb twist.
1. Mix up the following to your own taste:
a Can of Tuna
2 .Throw your tuna mix on on of those handy dandy low carb tortillas.
3. Top With Shredded Cheese. (I like pepper jack)
4. Top with another tortilla.
5. Heat it up. If your in a hurry you can use the Microwave, if you have time, do it on a skillet or in an oven for a crispier melt.
Its really not anything new, but with the help of those low carb tortillas its a great way to enjoy an old favorite that is still low in carbs.
Carbs - 15
Dietary Fiber - 6
Net Carbs - 9
These are one of my favorite dishes. I could eat the whole pan. They are so tasty. The great thing is about these is that you really aren't changing much from how you normally might make enchiladas and therefore you feel like you are eating like a normal person.
Wait, how can this be? Aren't those tortillas????
Here's your savior: Low Carb Tortillas.
I suggest getting the whole wheat kind to save at even more carbs. They come in at about 4 carbs a piece.
Low Carb Whole Wheat Mission Fajita Tortillas
1 can green chilies
1 can green enchilada sauce
1. Put some chicken in a crock pot .
2. Add canned green chilies to chicken.
3. Allow to cook
5. Wet Low Carb Mission Tortillas in enchilada sauce
6. Roll Shredded chicken, diced onion, and jalapeno into tortilla creating rolls
7. Place in baking pan in rows.
8. Add extra enchilada sauce and cheese to top of enchiladas
9. When all your enchiladas are complete place finished pan in over at 325 for 30-40 mins.
Go light on the enchilada sauce, That's where the carbs will build up. A little will go a long way. I like to add extra peppers if i want more spice. Top with some sour cream if you like too.
In two enchiladas you can expect the following:
Carbs - 19
Dietary Fiber - 6
Net Carbs - 13
Low Carb Food Ideas.